Fake It ’Til You Replace It - I suppose that it shouldn't be that surprising, but many Android OEMs are not applying security patches. Instead, they're just assuring users they're okay, meaning even the security conscious might be at risk.
Speaking Of Updates - Apple begins notifying users that their old apps are going to stop working in a future update. Like iOS, this means that there will be a point where your old apps will no longer work unless developers give you a new version.
Coffee Is My Smart Drug - A new study shows that caffeine increases brain entropy which can correlate with intelligence. As with any of these stories, there are caveats to the results, and there is more study to be done. But it's good enough for me to go make another pot of tea.
Do Animals Trade? - It is interesting that the more we study animals, the more we find that complex human behavior isn't exclusively human. Freakonomics has a whole episode devoted to economic behaviors in animal studies.
Art As A Weapon - Using copyrighted works of art to keep Oil Companies from drilling. A Canadian artist found an interesting way to keep the oil companies at bay. Rabble-rousing at its finest.
Thomas The Dystopic Engine - Warren Ellis floats a theory that Thomas is a post-apocalypse involving some UK urban legends.
Multiplex Returns - In case you somehow missed it, the late great movie webcomic returns as an animated series. There are a few episodes before this. I am a particularly big fan of the foley work for the card flips in this short.
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